The following is a Guest Post written & provided by Nat & Tim Harris from A Cook Not Mad

Here a few of our favourite things – Vancouver Island

It’s no coincidence that our favourite places on Vancouver Island are mostly parks. Although we do love cities we are partial to the outdoors and Vancouver Island has no lack of green spaces.

MacMillan Provincial Park

macmillan parkThis park is famous for Cathedral Grove, ancient Douglas-firs, one of the biggest measuring 9 metres in circumference and some as old as 800 years.

Goldstream Park

goldstream parkSeventeen kilometres from downtown Victoria, this 388-hectare park offers camping, walking trails and a pretty cool show in the Fall with the salmon run.


TofinoA hip surfer town with islands all around, mellow is the only way to describe it. Grab a bite to eat at Tacofico or the Spotted Bear or jump a charter and go whale watching.

Cowichan Valley

cowichan riverThe Cowichan Valley is a beautiful area sprinkled with small towns, vineyards and wineries. Fishing on the Cowichan River is second to none and the trails along it are lush with greenery.

Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Rim National Park

This park is chalked full of beautifully kept walking trails some take you right to the beach where you can watch the storms roll in during the winter months.

Parksville Beach

Parksville BeachSeaside towns offer beautiful views onto the ocean. Parksville is one of those towns. You can walk its tidal pools for kilometers, collect shells and observe sea birds feeding.

Both Dale & Franca would like to thank Nat & Tim Harris from A Cook Not Mad for this great post about Vancouver Island. It reminds us that sometimes it’s nice to get away from the big buildings & busy life of the inner city.

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